Episode 29 – The Odyssey (1997), with Deborah Beck

We’re back at Troy, where shirts are optional, digging up an artifact from a bygone era: late 90’s television. Joined by the wonderful Dr. Deborah Beck, expert Homerist from UT Austin, we we break down the 1997 Hallmark miniseries, The Odyssey. This movie, by its director’s own omission hones in on the action-adventure aspects of Homer’s Odyssey. But, we scholars ruminate, are those really the best parts of the story? We mediate again on the pitfalls of sticking to the plot of a story while missing its larger themes. We also tackle two of the great questions of our time: Iliad or Odyssey and who had the best mullet?

You can find podcasts on the Iliad and Sophocles’ Antigone by Deborah Beck with her students at UT here and here

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Episode 29 - The Odyssey (1997), with Deborah Beck
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